White Beans with Cotechino Sausage

Fagioli con Cotechino, a hearty dish from the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. Cotechino, also spelled Cotecchino, is a fresh pork sausage. It’s made from lean pork and cooked pork skins, the “cotene”, which gives it its name. It is spiced with cloves, cinnamon and garlic. You find it also in Bollito Misto, that classic Northern Italian dish of mixed boiled meats.

Lamb Stew with Endives

Ragoût d’Agneau aux Endives is a favorite from Southern France. The dish gets its special kick from the Endives (aka Chicory or Belgian Endives).

The Sisteron region in the Provence is famous for its production of yearling lamb. The Alpine meadows gives their meat a special taste.

Moroccan Meatball Tagine

This Meatball Tagine is a classic dish in Marocco, where it is called Kefta Mkaouara or Kefta Mkawra.

Well-seasoned meatballs are cooked in a spicy tomato sauce. The meatballs can be made from ground lamb or ground beef. Eggs are an optional but classic addition to this dish

Sicilian Squid Stew

Calamari in Umido is classic of the Sicilian cuisine. Simple and easy to make as long you follow one rule: Either you cook the squid 3 minutes or 30 minutes. All cooking in between will result in a tough and rubbery squid. Serve with a nice crusty bread.